Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Tenth Circuit rejects the Libertarian Party's challenge to New Mexico's ballot access provisions: You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit at this link.
Posted at 09:08 PM by Howard Bashman
"Guantanamo Trial Faces Another Hurdle": The Associated Press provides this report.
Posted at 04:17 PM by Howard Bashman
"O'Connor on the Temporary Disabled List": Tony Mauro has this post today at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."
Access online today's U.S. Supreme Court oral argument transcript in Hall Street Associates, L.L.C. v. Mattel, Inc., No. 06-989: The Court has posted the transcript at this link.
Posted at 03:14 PM by Howard Bashman
"Former Ill. Governor Arrives at Prison": The AP provides this report.
"Supreme Court Takes Up Arbitration Case": Pete Yost of The Associated Press provides this report.
Posted at 02:18 PM by Howard Bashman
On today's broadcast of NPR's "Morning Edition": The broadcast contained audio segments entitled "Senate Panel Clears Mukasey for Confirmation Vote" and "FBI Decries Ruling Blocking Security Letters" (RealPlayer required).
Posted at 12:03 PM by Howard Bashman
"Convicted man won't serve time for '90 rape": The Boston Globe today contains an article that begins, "The state's highest court ruled yesterday that a Lowell man will not have to serve a prison sentence imposed after a 1990 rape conviction because the government waited 16 years before trying to bring him in to serve his time."
"McCaffery, Todd elected to state high court": The Associated Press provides a report that begins, "Democrats will soon control Pennsylvania's highest court, thanks to the victorious campaigns of a former Philadelphia judge who dispensed speedy justice to rowdy football fans in 'Eagles Court' and a steelworker's daughter from western Pennsylvania. Voters also rubber-stamped additional 10-year terms for seven appellate judges, signaling that public disenchantment with the 2005 government pay raises may have run its course."
Today's edition of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette contains articles headlined "Pennsylvania Supreme Court: McCaffery wins; Todd jumps to lead in top court races" and "Pennsylvania Superior Court: Pittsburgh attorney leads appellate race."
"Court hearing on executions in California is postponed": Bob Egelko has this article today in The San Francisco Chronicle.
Posted at 09:18 AM by Howard Bashman
Available online from law.com: Shannon P. Duffy reports that "3rd Circuit Rejects RICO Claim Against Archdiocese." You can access yesterday's non-precedential ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit at this link.
And in other news, "11th Circuit Panel Sides With Teacher Who Choked Student; Federal appeals court: 'The justification for some corporal punishment was considerable,' given student's actions." You can access the recent ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit at this link.
"A Story of Surveillance: Former Technician 'Turning In' AT&T Over NSA Program." This article appears today in The Washington Post.
Posted at 09:02 AM by Howard Bashman
"Court to rule: Can medical pot user be fired for failing drug test?" Today in The San Francisco Chronicle, Bob Egelko has an article that begins, "A divided California Supreme Court grappled Tuesday with the application of the state's medical marijuana law in the workplace, debating whether an employee who uses pot to cope with pain or illness can be fired for violating federal drug laws."
And Mike McKee of The Recorder reports that "Calif. Supreme Court May Need Tiebreaker for Pot Dispute; With one justice out with flu, court splits on question of whether employer can fire a medical pot user after a drug test."
"Board puts faith in 'In God We Trust'; After months of debate, a Bakersfield school district votes to display posters explaining the motto in 2,300 classrooms and offices": The Los Angeles Times contains this article today.
And The Bakersfield Californian contains articles headlined "Controversial posters may cost $12,000" and "Poster vote prompts pastor to quit interfaith group presidency."
"Senate Committee Approves Mukasey Nomination": This article appears today in The New York Times, along with an article headlined "A Firsthand Experience Before Decision on Torture."
The Washington Post reports today that "Mukasey Bid Survives Division on Senate Panel."
The Los Angeles Times reports that "Committee sends Mukasey nomination to Senate floor; A judiciary panel approves Bush's selection for attorney general; The confirmation vote is expected within two weeks."
USA Today reports that "Judiciary panel votes to recommend Mukasey confirmation to full Senate."
And today in The Wall Street Journal, Law Professor Alan Dershowitz has an op-ed entitled "Democrats and Waterboarding: The party will lose the presidential race if it defines itself as soft on terror."
"Judge Allows Abu Ghraib Lawsuit Against Contractor": The Washington Post today contains an article that begins, "A federal judge in Washington ruled yesterday that a civil lawsuit alleging abuse and torture at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq can go forward against a U.S. military contractor, setting the stage for what could be the first case in a U.S. civilian court to weigh accountability for the notorious abuses in 2003. U.S. District Judge James Robertson denied CACI International's motion to dismiss a civil lawsuit on behalf of more than 200 Iraqis who at one time were detained at the Abu Ghraib prison. The Iraqis allege that the contracted CACI interrogators took part in abuses and that the company should be held liable for the harm inflicted on the detainees."
"Job Bias Case Turns on Filing Right Form": Linda Greenhouse has this article today in The New York Times.
Today in The Washington Post, Robert Barnes reports that "Justices Scold EEOC for Lapses In Age Discrimination Lawsuit."
And in USA Today, Joan Biskupic reports that "Supreme Court takes federal agency to task in age bias case; Justices review how complaints are dealt with."
"Agent Orange disability fight revisited in court; Could affect 800,000 'blue water' Vietnam vets, who served offshore": USA Today contains this article today.
Posted at 08:08 AM by Howard Bashman
"State justices hear arguments about custody, circumcision; Dad, who is the custodial parent, wants his son, 12, to have surgery; mom disagrees": The Oregonian contains this article today.